Friday, November 24, 2017

Environmental Management Systems according to DIN EN ISO 14001

A "must" for every innovative enterprise! Today, responsible entrepreuneurial acting includes environmental protection as well as the preservation of raw materials. Environmental protection is no inconvenient cost factor but expression of social responsibility.

An environmental management system according to ISO 14000 is an efficient way to help companies and institutions

- to minimize environmental impact and comsumption of raw materials by the organisation's activities (processes etc.),
- to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements, and
- to achieve a continuous improvement in the above fields.

Setup and operation of an environmental management system involves

1. corporate commitment to active environmental protection, documented and published in an environmental policy and its realization by a continuous improvement process
2. definition of environmental protection targets and their realization in environmental programs
3. documentation of structures, responsibilities and competencies
4. evaluation and documentation of environmentally relevant processes
5. planning, execution and documentation of staff training
6. regular review of the management system and its effectiveness by the management
7. continuous improvement process

By implementing an environmental management system companies can structure and organize these activities in an efficient way. Certification of the system according to ISO 14001 demonstrates the effectiveness of company's environmental activities to the public in general, to authorities, employees, customers and business partners and thus improve the reputation and showing awareness of the environment.

ISO 14000 is similar to ISO 9001 quality management. TÜO/TSO helps you to integrate both systems, thus resulting in an integrated management system.